What Things Do You Want The World To Stop Doing?

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manored
 
Reply Sun 26 Apr, 2009 08:52 am
@No0ne,
KaseiJin wrote:
I wish we'd all just realized that we might as well get on with living...the purpose of life...I mean, we only have so many years left (can't recall the number...5 million? 50 million?) before our sun-god bloats and eats up those first two planets...frying ours.
They are 5 billion years I think, and I dont think humans can fail to discover how to move out to other planets for so long Smile

I wish the world stopped not knowing the relation between the number 42 and the meaning of life.
 
EmperorNero
 
Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 07:32 pm
@No0ne,
World, stop being meddlesome. Stay away.
 
urangutan
 
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 03:35 am
@No0ne,
I wish radio announcers would shut up while I am stuck in peak hour traffic
I wish the Eagles never made it big and
I wish rap was only played in dance halls.

I wouldn't mind sharing all that I have so you could enjoy it as well.
I don't mind giving something up for someone who needs.
If I miss out it is not the end of the world for me.
 
TickTockMan
 
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 12:47 pm
@urangutan,
I wish cellphones would vanish, never to be seen or heard again.
They've destroyed our self-reliance, and make it easy for
anyone to reach out and ruin our day no matter where we are.
 
manored
 
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2009 04:25 pm
@TickTockMan,
TickTockMan;81629 wrote:
I wish cellphones would vanish, never to be seen or heard again.
They've destroyed our self-reliance, and make it easy for
anyone to reach out and ruin our day no matter where we are.
Turn it off =)

I think being able to know a near-by dam exploded before being overun by the waters is cool.
 
mister kitten
 
Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 08:24 pm
@No0ne,
I want the world to stop wasting time (myself included).
 
manored
 
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 11:21 am
@mister kitten,
mister kitten;81986 wrote:
I want the world to stop wasting time (myself included).
And, how is it wasting time? =)
 
mister kitten
 
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 11:56 am
@No0ne,
Video games, for one thing. I remember I talked about 'wasting time' with my friend on the phone and proved to her that wasting time is possible. I don't remember what I said though. ><
She probably does. I should ask her.
 
Leonard
 
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 01:51 pm
@No0ne,
These are the things I would stop or change if I had the power to.

-I wish the world not be divided by race, religion, gender, or abilities, but by class and intelligence (don't say that intelligence is an ability, it is a little different). That way we may have an efficient society. A classless society would have no incentive to be a productive one, and borders and walls such as race just decrease efficiency. Toss out all words and phrases separating us, politically correct or offensive. Create a government that is in the middle of the spectrum and run by the most intelligent few of the population. Keep minimum wage but pay people based on ability and work ethic rather than the difficulty or value of the task at hand. A hard working chef would be paid more than a civil engineer that does nothing at work. Spend money in order to eliminate unemployment or reduce it greatly and give the formerly unemployed jobs such as picking up trash or working on wind turbines that can have a large amount of workers but require little training.

-Discontinue seaching for the impossible and go with what we have. It is dangerous to find a theory of everything, though it would be incredible. We cannot comprehend the relation between mind and body, or us and the universe. It is foolish to attempt to because that insatiable curiosity is what keeps us human. The human is truly a strange and rare being, and we are lucky to be alive.

-There is a reason we have countries. We want to keep diverse cultures intact. Stop the neverending crusade to globalize everything, it would only benefit multinational corporations and would take a large amount of money. With no countries, everyone would conform to the same standards. It is when cultures disagree with other's ideologies that it becomes a problem. If there are two cultures with equally sized countries, the one with more natural resources or geographical advantage would kill the other. Don't abolish countries, abolish conflict. Establish a global currency so that people can easily trade without losing their unique heritage. Also revive barter so people can trade posessions or trade money for posessions to get rid of the dilemma that a fur trader may be requesting wood one day and cloth another day. A country with much coal and little food could trade with one that has much food and little coal. The government would be based 70% on Economical issues and 30% on Social issues. Keep democracy but have our leaders be more competent and less biased.

Of course there are still problems, but no need to point them out this is simply what i'd prefer the world to stop and/or change. Also eliminate gambling:letme-at-em:. Gambling, despite making some money, is evil. It draws money from a hard-working man's wallet who is struggling with an addiction and places that money into a couch potato's wallet who can probably make it by pretty easily.

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mister kitten;82111 wrote:
Video games, for one thing. I remember I talked about 'wasting time' with my friend on the phone and proved to her that wasting time is possible. I don't remember what I said though. ><
She probably does. I should ask her.


We are all wasting time on this forum, discussing what we would stop the world from doing.
Laughing
Ironic, albeit interesting to discuss. Video games are a waste of time. What are you getting stimulating the pleasure and reward centres of your brain when you could go out, help the community, maybe get a little cash for it, and have the same feeling. I completely agree that video games are a waste. What we have to do is minimize obstacles, maximize efficiency, and eliminate unemployment by means of work incentives and jobs that require little training or previous work.
 
Arya
 
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 03:22 pm
@No0ne,
just i want one thing [TO STOP KILLING THE INNOCENCE SOULS]
 
Caroline
 
Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 04:22 pm
@Arya,
Arya;82145 wrote:
just i want one thing [TO STOP KILLING THE INNOCENCE SOULS]

How do you mean? Smile Thanks.
 
manored
 
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 11:23 am
@mister kitten,
mister kitten;82111 wrote:
Video games, for one thing. I remember I talked about 'wasting time' with my friend on the phone and proved to her that wasting time is possible. I don't remember what I said though. ><
She probably does. I should ask her.
I think worring about whenever you are wasting time or not is the only way you can waste time =)

Leonard;82130 wrote:

-Discontinue seaching for the impossible and go with what we have. It is dangerous to find a theory of everything, though it would be incredible. We cannot comprehend the relation between mind and body, or us and the universe. It is foolish to attempt to because that insatiable curiosity is what keeps us human. The human is truly a strange and rare being, and we are lucky to be alive.

But the attempt is a consequence of the insatiable curiosity, we just cannot bear to not even make an attempt =)

Leonard;82130 wrote:

-There is a reason we have countries. We want to keep diverse cultures intact. Stop the neverending crusade to globalize everything, it would only benefit multinational corporations and would take a large amount of money. With no countries, everyone would conform to the same standards. It is when cultures disagree with other's ideologies that it becomes a problem. If there are two cultures with equally sized countries, the one with more natural resources or geographical advantage would kill the other. Don't abolish countries, abolish conflict. Establish a global currency so that people can easily trade without losing their unique heritage. Also revive barter so people can trade posessions or trade money for posessions to get rid of the dilemma that a fur trader may be requesting wood one day and cloth another day. A country with much coal and little food could trade with one that has much food and little coal. The government would be based 70% on Economical issues and 30% on Social issues. Keep democracy but have our leaders be more competent and less biased.
I think the principle of globalization (abolish legal barriers) is good, it merely gets corrupted by human unability of handling it. I think things should be as self-regulating as possible, and thus people should keep their culture because the want. For example: If a multi-nacional enters a country and bankrupts the national industries, isnt that because the citizens embranced it?

Leonard;82130 wrote:

Of course there are still problems, but no need to point them out this is simply what i'd prefer the world to stop and/or change. Also eliminate gambling:letme-at-em:. Gambling, despite making some money, is evil. It draws money from a hard-working man's wallet who is struggling with an addiction and places that money into a couch potato's wallet who can probably make it by pretty easily.
But, wouldnt it be bad for people who like to gamble and are not addicted? Shouldnt the addicted be able to control himself, given that there are no substances involved and the addiction is purely psychologic?

Leonard;82130 wrote:

Ironic, albeit interesting to discuss. Video games are a waste of time. What are you getting stimulating the pleasure and reward centres of your brain when you could go out, help the community, maybe get a little cash for it, and have the same feeling. I completely agree that video games are a waste. What we have to do is minimize obstacles, maximize efficiency, and eliminate unemployment by means of work incentives and jobs that require little training or previous work.

a) helping the community isnt as fun =)
b) you oftenly disagree with what the community is doing (I do) =)
c) helping is usually bad in the long run (If you always help a kid climb a tree it will never learn to climb by itself)
d) video games, despite what people say, are an huge exercise to the brain. (and, ironically, usually people who never ever paid attention to someone playing it, let alone played thenselves)

Arya;82145 wrote:
just i want one thing [TO STOP KILLING THE INNOCENCE SOULS]
Who are then? =)
 
Krumple
 
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 11:34 am
@No0ne,
I would like anyone who says, "Jesus loves you" or "God loves you." To quit saying it because it's a lie. If someone really loves you, they wouldn't hold you to reciprocate or it results in eternal punishment. Threatening punishment does not result in returned love, that is called forced. To put it another way, it would be similar to a rapist claiming they love their victim and it is only because the victim does not return that love that they are viewing the rape as abuse.
 
No0ne
 
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 05:10 pm
@Krumple,
Krumple;82346 wrote:
I would like anyone who says, "Jesus loves you" or "God loves you." To quit saying it because it's a lie. If someone really loves you, they wouldn't hold you to reciprocate or it results in eternal punishment. Threatening punishment does not result in returned love, that is called forced. To put it another way, it would be similar to a rapist claiming they love their victim and it is only because the victim does not return that love that they are viewing the rape as abuse.


http://www.philosophyforum.com/philosophy-forums/branches-philosophy/social-philosophy/1689-what-true-love.html#post18950

What dose a person do when they love a person? Other than give somthing to that person, what ever it may be, time, words, sex, care, or pain? Have you ever spanked your dog cause you didnt want it to do something bad that could get its self hurt?
 
Krumple
 
Reply Mon 10 Aug, 2009 06:07 pm
@No0ne,
Quote:
What dose a person do when they love a person? Other than give somthing to that person, what ever it may be, time, words, sex, care, or pain? Have you ever spanked your dog cause you didnt want it to do something bad that could get its self hurt?


Alright, well lets actually put this into perspective. If god is spanking me for not loving him as a way of correction, which is why someone would spank their dog in the first place. Then why is it the spanking continues on and on for eternity? This would be like following your dog around and constantly hitting it repeatedly, not just for an hour or two but for ever. Does that make sense? No. You want to try a different excuse?
 
Leonard
 
Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:03 pm
@No0ne,
-Gambling harms the addict, but for the recreational gambler a better use of time is gambling at home with a few friends. It's better than losing a wallet-ful of cash while still satiating the addict. There are plenty of places to gamble and people to gamble with other than sitting behind a machine with flashing colours and sound effects... Maybe I don't understand gambling, but staying at home sure beats heading to the casino (unless it has drinks, a pool, a buffet like the one in Hinckley, which is much better).

-There is no beauty in the stars when one develops the notion that they are merely flaming globs of gas. We may have the will to reach for the stars, but only once we finally encounter them up close do they seem mundane and meaningless.
 
manored
 
Reply Wed 3 Feb, 2010 04:26 pm
@Leonard,
Leonard;124763 wrote:
-Gambling harms the addict, but for the recreational gambler a better use of time is gambling at home with a few friends. It's better than losing a wallet-ful of cash while still satiating the addict. There are plenty of places to gamble and people to gamble with other than sitting behind a machine with flashing colours and sound effects... Maybe I don't understand gambling, but staying at home sure beats heading to the casino (unless it has drinks, a pool, a buffet like the one in Hinckley, which is much better).
A casino is like a bear trap covered in honey =)

Regardeless I think they should be allowed to exist, Im against protecting people from their own stupidity, because that always involves limiting one's freedom. In this case, banning casinos will limit the freedom of both the players and the owners.

Leonard;124763 wrote:

-There is no beauty in the stars when one develops the notion that they are merely flaming globs of gas. We may have the will to reach for the stars, but only once we finally encounter them up close do they seem mundane and meaningless.
I personally think its quite the opposite. Stars are mundane and meaningless then they are tiny dots in the sky. Then they are an endless wall of plasma next to you burning you dead with a temperature thousands of times higher than any you had ever experienced before, thats epic =)

P.S: Then I quote your post, the second section apears, I dont see it on the thread itself... sorry if its not yours =)
 
 

 
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